Watched a little bit of Broadcast News last night. Last time I saw it I wasn’t really working in TV. Now that I know the business better, I’m impressed with its accuracy. A former colleague consulted on the film and she got it right. I can even recognize some of my co-workers (or at least their types).
It’s filled with so many great lines. One of my favorite is when the new anchor, William Hurt, is talking with the chief correspondent, Albert Brooks. (Brooks has all the best lines):
“What do you do when reality exceeds your wildest dreams?” Hurt asks.
“Keep it to yourself,” says Brooks.
I’m keeping it to myself.